Talandracas took their rematch in their debut game of the Coupe d’Or, the most significant tournament of the prestigious Barriere Deauville Polo Cup, that’s underway at Deauville International Polo Club, set in Normandy, Northwest France. On Tuesday August 16, Talandracas defeated the recent winners of the Coupe d’Argent, Barriere, by a 12-8 score, and it is worth noting that Edouard Carmignac’s foursome had previously lost to Isabelle Larenaudie’s team 11-6, in the last qualifying match of the Coupe d’Argent, last August 11.
This traditional event welcomes some of the most renowned names in polo, featuring top players competing in the four tournaments, for men and ladies. The highlight of the series, the historic Coupe d’Or, established in 1950, has remained as one of the most important tournaments within the international polo calendar. The Coupe d’Or sees five teams up to 16 goals, in participation, and the final is due on Sunday August 28.
The tournament will continue on Wednesday August 17, with the clash between Los Dragones and Brittany at 5,30pm.
COUPE DE BRONZE
In the meantime, the Coupe de Bronze commenced on Tuesday. The tournament sees ten teams between 6 and 8 goals, compete, split in threee leagues. The results of the opening day have been the following:
Octogone Polo Team 8-3.5 Mungo La Roxana
Pampa y La Via 11-7.5 Domador LD2i
The Coupe de Bronze will be back on Wednesday August 17 with double action, and the final is set to be played on Saturday August 27.
The Barriere Deauville Polo Cup is composed of four tournaments: the Coupe d’Argent (August 7-13); the Ladies Polo Cup (August 10-13), the Coupe de Bronze (August 16-27, that will see ten teams compete) and the most coveted trophy of all, the la Coupe d’Or, which will run from August 15-28 and sees five teams in compete.
The Barriere Deauville Polo Cup will come to an end on Sunday, August 28, with the much anticipated final of the Coupe d’Or.
2022 SEASON IN DEAUVILLE – DATES
COUPE D’ARGENT: August 7-13 (16-goal) Fixture & Teams
LADIES POLO CUP: August 10-13 (12-14 goal, ladies handicap) Fixture & Teams
Winners: Augustinus Bader.
COUPE DE BRONZE: August 16-27 (6–8 goal) Fixture & Teams
COUPE D’OR: August 15-28 (14-16 goal) Fixture & Teams